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your doctor about reducing the risk of stroke with pradaxa. neil: to k used do gm after the recall mess for a film in number that was a victim or the car was compromise? my next guest says you can leading the $10 billion lawsuit against gm claiming in have the value of the cars that owners have right now. the attorney leading that suits reid did if you own and gm cars. >> the argument has devalued all brands with the ignition switch. but they are on fire with a sales gimmick that is the same after toyota after they recalled 2.5 million cars they gave dealers a huge incentives to keep the sails up and gm is doing the same thing. the roar -- there was of market appreciation. neil: but bin in terms of the perceived value. >> we have seen efforts of $3,000 or more depending on the cover model. neil: $10 billion? >> i took 15 million karzai was being conservative in this category with some number around $1,000 and came up with 15 billion but we said tend to be conservative. neil: you must know there is no chance in hell you will get that stuff like that is what people said with toyota and i
while bearing extra weight. to in the 2005 message nearly a dozen colleagues, gm employee laura andris warned about driving a 2006 in pollock that had stalled. after consulting with an engineer, she said -- the new recall comes on top of the earlier recalls this year of around 20 million cars, including 6.5 million ferguson -- for ignition switch defects they had ignored. it has been linked to at least 13 and possibly hundreds of deaths. general motors ceo mary barra faced questioning from democratic congress member from colorado. >> you have been with the company for 30 years. how does someone who is spent an entire career within the culture of gm -- i believe there are 210,000 employees with gm and you mentioned 15 were fired. that is 99.999% if my math is right. if you haven't changed the people, how do you change the culture? >> to 15 people that are no longer with the company are the people that either did not take action they should or did not work urgently enough to rectify this matter. and they are no longer part of this company. >> it was her third appearance before congress s
note the, quote, there's no evidence that degiorgio told anothers at gm, including ng nears on the cobalt program and the spring change to the ignition switch he authorized in april of 2006. so mr. valucas the report notes that other gm employees had received documents describing the ignition switch change as early as june of 2006 and that these documents clearly indicated that the switch's used in pre-2007 models were not within specifications. is that correct? >> the answer so that question is -- there were e-mails which were forwarded to other individuals which contained within those e-mails after the change was made, information about the fact that the torque had changed. we interviewed those individuals. those individuals by and large, in the warranty area, they had -- they were looking at something that it meant nothing to them as we were able to locate and find. it was not -- they were totally unaware of the issues concerning the switch not deploying any aspect of it. one individual who did know all of the facts and had that information was mr. degiorgio. the other en
for actual security. >>> and the gm recall scandal, new indications that ignition switch defect may affect other car brands as well. we begin tonight with a new proposal supported by both sides in congress. democrats and republicans. to hike the federal gas tax by as i said, more than 65%. that's right. with conflict in iraq pushing oil prices higher and gas prices near record highs for this time of year, congress wants to squeeze you a little more. remember the gas tax is one of the biggest consumer taxes with more on this, diana with the manhattan institute. david nelson and senator john hogan from north dakota to join us. i will start with you, diane, what do you make of the tax? is it a good idea? >> well, it's better than the alternative which is letting the highway trust fund run out of money and stop spending on infrastructure july 31. it would be better to have a tax on vehicle miles driven. better to divulge the trust fund to the states and let them raise taxes. doesn't look like congress is going to do either of those things. we have to have mechanism so drivers can pay for the r
. and that discovery was not a result of gm's own investigative work but raised in the course of a lawsuit brought by the family of a young woman who died behind the wheel of a cobalt. how was this discovered? an investigator for the families took two ignition switches apart and compared them. something gm failed to do over seven years of investigations. ms. barra, you sought this internal investigation and you have publicly acknowledged how troubling its findings are. your company has cooperated with this committee investigation and i thank you for that. you have taken corrective action by changing procedures and trying to remove road blocks to make sure safety concerns come to light. based on this report, though, there are no easy fixes for the kind of systemic kultsureal breakdowns and fundamental misunderstandings that permitted gm engineers not to suspect a safety problem when cobalts were stalling due to a faulty switch. the possibility these problems are pervasive and cultural deeply concerns me. concerns us all. we learn machine that gm has announced yet another recall. 39th since january.
subcommittee entitled the gm ignition switch recall investigation update. i think my colleagues and representatives for being here. ms. barra, when you were before this committee almost three months ago, you could not answer many of this subcommittee's questions about why it took general motors years to figure out why the air bags in cobalts, ions, hhrs were not deploying when they should have. it took gm years before finally issuing a safety recall. now it's been made public his report on the gm fiasco in which he concludes there doesn't appear to be a case of a cover-up or conspiracy. instead, according to mr. valukas' report, gm's failure was a case of incompetence and neglect. perhaps this report should have been subtitled "don't assume malfeasance when incompetence will do." i still have questions about whether gm employees willingly withheld information during previous lawsuits. information that could have led to an earlier recall and prevented some of these tradition from occurring. in many ways the facts surrounding what finally resulted in the gm recall are far more tro
. at approximately 1630gm -- it. he is meeting at this sour with the members of his national security team including the second secretary of state, defense secretary, the head of the national intelligence, cia, his national security adviser as well as other advisers, this is a critical moment, jane, because just this morning we heard from secretary of state john kerry suggested that the contact which top u.s. officials had had earlier this week in vienna with their iranian counter parts was simply a way of finding out what both sides were planning to do about the situation in iraq, it was not, the secretary said, an effort to see whether this should be any sort of coordination and response to the crisis going forward, that is that is a change in the message that had one coming from the obama administration in recent days. >> yes, it is, and we'll be live as soon as he starts talking. thanks for that. >>> people are fleeing their homes desperate to escape a military often from the taliban. we have more. >> reporter: they left on foot when no help arrived. the bombs kept coming. pakistan's military sa
into the problem as part of a wider probe as they look into gm's recall for defective switches, chrysler will fully cooperate with the investigation. >>> retirements can give people a chance to do something they never could before like traveling, lisa thomas-laury talks to a travel agent that specializes in senior. >> she made a second career of helping seniors go overseas. adele started her second career at age 66 and has never looked back. >> for me, the value of travel is learning other cultures and the wonders of the world. she suggests using a professional. it doesn't cost you one cent more. but they will take all the hassle out of it. and she says that travel agents will find a group you can travel with. >> you don't have to do anything but you get the group price. if the idea of a cruise floats your boat, she recommends finding one that caters to older adult. >> if you are into sitting at a large table with a group, have you have nothing to be afraid of. for more information go to 6abc.com. >>> well, the "action news" team is working on news stories tonight beginning at 4:00. lets check in w
by going to aljazeera.com. . >> the news that millions of old g.m. cars had faulty ignition switch threatens to take the shine over the new general motors and it's new ceo. the news has only gotten worse and the company more successful. that's the inside story. >> hello, i'm ray suarez. the information so far is pretty damning. millions of g.m. cars were built with an ignition switch that could easily be flipped off while the car was in motion. people driving was killed by this defect and people had known this was a problem for years. the reorganized pulled back from the brink g.m. was an american success story money was cheap to barlow, and there was a new ceo at the helm, mary barra. would this terrible news that a cheap and flawed part that had taken lives. the company posted strong sales in recent months. even with the drip, drip, drip of revelations of terrible decisions made in the last decade. ignition switches, jiggled keys and the g.m. new and old on the program. mary barra went to capitol hill to face more questions about the recall of g.m. cars. >> this is not another bu
can check us out 24 hours a day by going to aljazeera.com. . >> the news that millions of old g.m. cars had faulty ignition switch threatens to take the shine over the new general motors and it's new ceo. the news has only gotten worse and the company more successful. that's the inside story.
. yesterday on capitol hill, general motors c.e.o. testified in front of a house committee on the internal g.m. report regarding the ignition switch recall. we talked it this morning on "washington journal." -- about it this morning on "washington journal." returns to the hill for a grilling on the ignition switch report. what was the hearing like? guest: it was marked by skepticism. it was not as intense as the first round of hearings she was subjected to back in april. out foren, gm has come an internal report, looking at the how and why of this ignition switch problem. she is may be expecting a less skeptical reception, but lawmakers were highly skeptical. as to why gmious would not consider a running stall to be a safety problem, which is problem -- part of what they said about the ignition switch problem. she faced a lot of skepticism and tough questions. host: who did this report and what did it say? guest: the report was done by anton valukas. he is a formal attorney. he did reports like this for the lehman brothers. he interviewed a couple hundred , what they came up with was that the
general motors' ceo mary barra. they've revealed that e-mails that show a gm employee warned the company about a possible ignition problem with the chevy impala nearly ten years ago, but that car was not recalled until this week. >>> well, a frightening scene in los angeles. a woman escaped from this car. look at that dangling four stories high off the edge of a parking garage. apparently she hit the gas instead of the brake. luckily those cables stopped the car from actually falling. >>> and another deadly crash involving a private jet. this time a plane veering off the runway in huntsville, alabama, bursting in flame killing three people. the cause of that crash under investigation. >>> and the owner of the washington redskins is vowing to fight a federal trademark ruling that denies protection from the team's name. the u.s. patent office has ruled the name is disparaging to native americans and, therefore, cannot be trademarked. the team's appeal could take years. >>> and a major accomplishment in the major leagues. dodger pitcher clayton kershaw threw his first career no-hitter again
-billion-dollar lawsuit alleges gm vehicles sold between july of 2009 and april of 2014 have lost value because of faulty ignition switches. >>> traffic and a pretty good weather report coming up. your forecast and more right after the break. >>> good morning. liza battalones here "kcbs traffic" kicking off with very slow traffic heading toward the sunol grade. an accident involving a jackknifed big rig. no lanes are shout down. traffic is very slow jammed up out of pleasanton. and the bay bridge commute is just horrible. we had an accident on the span, and as a result. over 45-minute delays leaving oakland. i-80 westbound backed out of richmond to the bay bridge. here's lawrence. >>> all right, liza. fog has returned to the coastline. we have some cooler temperatures in store for the bay area. at least approaching the golden gate. over the financial district, some hazy sunshine right now. that ridge of high pressure starting to weaken somewhat so the temperatures will be coming down but still warm inland. you will see some mid to upper 80s there, a lot
some of the larger gm vehicles. >>> some people who live in san francisco are calling for more traffic signals and flashing lights at an intersection where a homeless man was killed. the crash happened sunday at the i-80 offramp at 5th street. the chp says a driver went too fast around a sharp curve and crashed through a guardrail and homeless encampment killing a man sleeping in a tent. jaime juarez is accused of being under the influence. >>> we're learning more about the generosity of a man killed in a road rage last month. a fund started by police for the family of lamb has received close to $125,000 in donations. that's the most a san jose police fund has ever raised for the family of a crime victim. lam was shot and killed last month in an apparent road rage shooting while running errands. two people have been arrested in this case. >>> new concerns about the safety of cars. the head of general motors testified yesterday before congress facing tough questions about gm's delay in recalling cars with bad ignition switches. >> i will not rest until these problems are resolved. as i
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as usual at gm. >> a house is subcommittee grilled her on why it took ten years to recall the cars. 54 turned off safety equipment which included airbags and there was no sign of a cover up but families of the people who were killed, knew about the problems said, they held them and if we went out and killed somebody, we would be held to the full extent of the law, gm should not being any different. >> a document surfaced from an e-mail from gm engineers suggesting there was a switch problem with millions of larger arizona. and it foots to yours to the way they perfect expected. it also has fire fly technology and recognizes millions of items and gives instant information like pricing. it starts at $99 and is only available through at&t. >>> drivers are urged to leave your cars at home in the garage and why is the drivingish -- issue, the main reason it is underway right now. >>> good morning we still have some problems and we are following traffic all over the bay and i have better news about that crash in the city and i will tell you more about your drive time here. >> there is a litt
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not going to accept business as usual at gm. >> this is more on why it took ten years to reignite and it turned off safety equipment including airbags. an investigator said there was no sign of a cover up and however families say gm employees should face criminal charges. >> they did nothing criminally libel. if you or i went out and killed somebody we would be held to the full he can tent of the law -- extent of the law. >> they just recalled another 3.5 million cars this week. a document surfaced saying there might be a switch problem with largest models. >>> and the u.s. economy still needs help from the feds to keep growing. it shows they are at their all time lowest level at least for full-time rates by the middle of next year. >>> and a worldwide out taj, users whose try to log on, facebook has not said what caused that out and and many people went on twitter to joke about the outage using the hash tag facebook down and some are tag it an important moment in history looking for candles. people cannot check in on facebook and let people know they arrived safely. many years fr
responded to allegations gm knew about the flaw in inin addition switches for more than a decade but failed to recall the cars until recently. 13 people died in car accidents allegedly linked to the defect. barra said gm failed to handle a complex safety issue in a responsible way. >> i addressed the entire global workforce about the report. i told our team as bluntly as i knew how that the series of questionable actions and inactions uncovered in the investigation were inexcusable. >> she stressed again that she will not resign until the problems in the company are solved. gm fired 15 people including engineers and researchers for failing to report the problem to executives. the firm also plans to set up a fund to help families of the victims. many are criticizing the company, though, for saying top management was not to blame for the problem. >>> airline managers in japan are looking into the sky. they're seeing a bit of a hole, though. there are about 57 pilots certified to fly commercial aircraft, but many are in their 40s and will be retiring around the year 2030. with growing demand,
million gm cars' owners. it alleges gm sold vehicles between july 102009 and april of this year and have lost value amid the controversy about faulty ignition switches. >>> a philadelphia resident wanted in germany for aiding and abetting in the killings in auschwitz is in custody in the u.s. without bail. germans have charged 89-year- old johann breyer with 158 counts of homicide. they say he is a former nazi who helped kill 3,000 people during world war ii. >>> germans want breyer extradited as soon as possible. >> the other guards who were in that circumstance in the battalion he belonged to made it possible for the killings. >> germans would like breyer extradited as soon as possible. that hearing is set for august. his lawyers say the man is too old, sick and weak to stand trial. >>> alcatraz is considered by some to be one of the most haunted places in america. >> kpix 5's brian webb shows us a couple of tourists say they now have proof. >> welcome back, you guys. welcome back. >>> reporter: more than a million tourists visit alcatraz every year. a lucky few claim they see somethin
appeared before the committee, g.m. released that internal report about the company's response to the ignition switch problems. did that play any role in wednesday's testimony? >> it played a huge role initially when she faced lawmakers on capitol hill. she did it alone, this time with former u.s. attorney antoine delook could say. he led the investigation. we heard about how this was allowed to happen and linger for over 10 years. at times, lawmakers appeared to be frustrated, and many of them questioned g.m.'s commitment to safety. >> why the foot dragging? is this typical of g.m.'s investigations into a product concern and how do you intend to change this? >> we already with the way we're working through recalls today, we changed that pros. we're going to do what's right for our customers and we're demonstrating it today. >> g.m. c.e.o. mary barra definitely in the hot seat. when it comes to the issues the automakers is facing, it's safe to say it is just the beginning. >> there is now a federal investigation that is underway. what are we hearing about that? >> well, one thi
, yesterday, this is the money section of usa today -- gm's ceo was back up their. congress told her that gm is not fixed yet. the general motors aceto -- the general motors that they haded to handle a complex safety issue. "it looks like a lot more than 15 people should have been terminated. ." we covered that hearing. if you missed it, go to our website, www.c-span.org. the detroit free press out of michigan, gm's headquarters, "reporte the headline, ignitions doubted." another story that many of you have probably heard about. a panel here in washington has canceled the trademark for the redskins name. impaction, which would six different trademarks, does not have any immediate effect cormorant nor does it barred the team from using the name. it allows federal court review of the t decision. declined to comment on the development after wednesday's meeting. the trademark attorney for the team said that they would appeal the decision. even with the team were to lose an appeal, the loss of the federal trademark is more a symbolic blow that a fatal one. the redskins trademarks would still be p
vehicles are under investigation for ignition problems, but it's not gm this time. regulators are look at 700,000 chrysler cars that could have the same problem as millions of gm vehicles. it involves the dodge grand caravan and journey and the chrysler town and country. >>> meanwhile, gm's ceo mary barra was on capitol hill defending the results of the internal gm investigation of its long-delayed recall of millions of vehicles with ignition problems. their defects are linked to at least 13 deaths, but house lawmakers were skeptical asking if the changes barra made to the company have really made any difference. >>> a vehicle with a unique place in american culture could soon be getting a makeover. when you think of harley-davidson, the words powerful, big and loud come to mind, but this is what one hog may soon sound like. listen to this. that's right. pretty quiet. the usual rumble of a gas-powered bike is gone there. harley-davidson released this overnight. it likely means the announcement today of an electric-powered motorcycle. >>> what are you having for breakfast? there's new e
industry. gm has issued more than 40 recalls this year alone and yesterday's gm's ceo faced some tough questions on capitol hill. jericka duncan reports. >> reporter: general motors' ceo mary barra did her best to persuade lawmakers that gm is changing its ways. >> it's difficult to announce so many recalls but it's absolutely the right thing to do. >> reporter: she says there is no longer a culture of keeping quiet about known problems. the company has recalled about 20 million vehicles worldwide this year. >> i think most important the work we're doing and the actions we're taking with the additional recalls demonstrates how sincere we are about putting customers at the center. >> reporter: but lawmakers want to know why only 15 employees were fired and why the recalls are taking so long. fred upton read a letter from a 2005 employee. she was concerned about an ignition problem she experienced when she was driving a chevy impala. >> so when was the recall for the '06 impala announced, do you know? >> i believe that was part of -- >> two days ago, monday. >> reporter: gm says defectiv
with a kill switch that's been available since september. >>> general motors shows more gm vehicles have faulty switch defects. not just small ones but large ones too. the e-mail shows that switches for large and small cars were approved by the same gm engineer, and he was recently fired. >>> and the hill says a group of senators lit into e-cigarette wednesday. the manufacturers insist they only want adult customers. as vinita nair, members of congress say they've heard that before. vinita, good morning. >> good morning to you. well, the hearings on capitol hill were heated and they were all about this electronic cigarette. the manufacturer says it delivers liquid anything teen all with the press of just one button but lawmakers are concerned about who these products are marketed toward. the animated disney movie "frozen" was a success at the box office and it spawned a hit, "let it go." but senators said the e-cigarette brand mark-10 saw a marketing opportunity releasing this ad with the tag line "let it glow." the senators also objected to this facebook showing "enjoy" showing pattinso
again for the defects in the car. she was called to testify again. responding that gm knew about the flaws. but failed to recall the cars until recently. barra said that it failed to handle a complex safety issue. >> i told our team as bluntly as i knew how, the series of questionable actions and inactions uncovered in the investigation were inexcusable. >> he stressed again that she will not resign until the problems in the company are solved. gm has fired 15 people, including engineers and researchers for failure to report the problem. >>> many of the people are criticizing the company for saying that top management was not to blame for the problem. >>> okay that does it for biz tonight. i'll leave youck o ahethe markets. >>> japanese officials say they're gearing up for fresh talks with their north korean counterparts possibly next year, top of the agenda is the north's promise to investigate the fate of missing japanese abduck tees. to set up a committee to probe the abductions. at least 17 people were kidnapped in 1970s and '80s. they laid out japan's priorities on wednesday
motors defended the company's leadership. g.m. is accused of knowingly ignoring a deadly ignition switch, leading to several deaths over a decade. nicolas maduro promised for the death of a businessman from germany on wednesday. he had been in the country eight hours before being killed in a shoot out at a hotel. police are close to identifying the killers >>> venezuela's gold mining industry is facing a tough time as production levels are falling. in 2011 the late president hugo chavez nationalized the sector and tried to crack down on illegal operators. his policies have all but destroyed the industry. kath turner reports from a small fining town in bola va. >> this is what gold mining looked like in 2009, a multibillion industry. thousands of employees working at extraction and processing sites producing 1200 tops of gold a year. this is what it looks like in 2014, an industry on its knees, plants idol, producing one tonne of gold. >> translation: this industry drives the economy. without this money, people will die. every day there's another abandoned plant and mine. >> reporter: the
of a second ignition switch defect back in 2005. a gm engineer told colleagues the switch in the chevy impala that she was driving popped out of the run position and caused the engine of that vehicle to shut down. she then urged a massive recall at the time, and gm didn't issue the recall of over 3 million vehicles until recently. >>> the families of three missing israeli teenagers got quite a surprise visit, from '70s pop singer tony orlando. he tied three yellow ribbons to the tree outside one of the family's homes in israel. orlando famous for his south carolina "tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree." those three teens disappeared last week returning home from a jewish seminary last week. >>> already won two cy young awards and now dodgers pitcher clayton kershaw has had a no-hitter on his resume. he struck out 15 colorado rockies, walked no one in the 8-0 win. almost had a perfect game in the seventh but missed it due to a throwing error by the shortstop hanley ramirez. this was kershaw's first no-hitter but the second of the entire mlb season this year. josh beckett, also a dodger
unharmed. >>> there's a switching problem that may have led to a dozen deaths in gm vehicles. >> reporter: the u.s. is investigating chrysler vehicles for an ignition switch defect similar to the one that led to the gm massive recall. safety regulators are looking at the fact that the ignition key could be knocked out of the position causing problems. >>> stocks continue their run thanks to the federal reserve on interest rates that the u.s. economy would continue to grow moderately. >>> harley davidson may be about to rock the motorcycle world with an electric bike. will there be a harley without that iconic rumble? we'll find out today. >>> the comic convention is back in town there's a full lineup of actors and actresses expected to appear the show runs through sunday at the pennsylvania convention center. maybe you'll camp me in my wonder woman gear. >> my favorite. >> reporter: i will be there at noon signing autographs. >> i had a under rely -- under roos as a kid. >> reporter: different image. we had showers off the coastline, showers up to the north. as we go in tighter ther
the automaker hurt the resale value of millions of gm cars by waiting a decade to initiate the recalls. meanwhile, e-mails from 2005 suggested gm employee warned the switches were a serious problem that could lead to a big recall. the details emerged as ceo mary barra testified again on capitol hill. the faulty parts have been linked to at least 13 deaths. >>> it may have been the worst kept secret in the tech world. >> can we build a better phone for amazon prime members? well, i'm excited to tell you that the answer is yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> amazon entered the smartphone business yesterday with the release of its fire phone. it features a 4.7-inch screen that the company is calling 3d capable. ceo jeff bezos says it also has the best camera of any phone, but maybe its most important feature? a visual recognition app for music, tv shows and other products. the company hopes customers might choose to buy these products directly from amazon. interesting. the fire phone will be available on july 25th exclusively through at&t starting at $200. that's interesting. for more on the
own by fiat in italy say they're cooperating with the probe. it comes on the same day that g.m. ceo mary barra returns to congress to answer questions about the ignition switch problems. barra appeared before a house sub committee along with the prosecutor that g.m. hired to discover why it took more than a decade to recall the cars. his report that the company had a dysfunctional management culture. barra and valukas faced plenty of skepticism listen to what the ranking democrat said. >> the report absolves previous ceos, the legal department, ms. barra and the g.m. bored from knowing about the tragedy beforehand. this is nothing to be proud of. that the most senior g.m. executives may not have known about a defect that cost more than a dozen deaths is frankly alarming and does not absolve them of responsibility for this tragedy. >> for her part barra said that she won't rest until the problems uncovered in the report are resolved and she plans to reward employees for raising concerns about vehicle safety. >>> well, it's called the greatest show and tale on earth. when you see some
after it stalls. it is an investigation not a recall at this point. gm recalling millions of cars. e-mails were presented showing the switch defect is not just in small cars but in bigger cars as well. senators proposing raising the gas tax $0.12 over two years to fund the highway trust fund. last time gas taxes were raised was back in 1993. amazon has finally announced its fire phone six cameras render 3-d images. they present the user with ways to buy em this. it has a two-year at&t contract. t the s&p had another high yesterday. >> loren simonet net -- lauren simonetti thank you very much. >> up up and away the tsa using fuzzy math to charge you more for your flight. why airlines are even against these new fees. >> image driving in a cab when this happens speeds in and out of traffic slamming into a tree what happened behind the wheel that even the driver could not control? replace your laptop? start with the best writing experience. make it incredibly thin. add an adjustable kickstand, a keyboard, a usb port, and the freedom of touch. and, of course, make it run microsoft office,
and country have the same type of ignition troubles as millions of recalled gm cars. nearly two dozen complaints about the price of the ignition switches have been reported already. gm's reaction to the problems with ignition switches is what brought ceo mary barra back to capitol hill for the third time in six months. barra defending the results of an internal gm investigation into a long delayed recall for millions of unsafe cars. the defects linked to 13 deaths. some house lawmakers were skeptical gm changed its culture to improve safety. ♪ >>> have i announced enough this week how much i love the world cup? >> great song, too. >> all around. i love shakira. there have been wild scenes in the stadium in rio. >> wild. 100 chilean fans past the checkpoint, broke down the wall in the media room all in hopes of trying to get to see their team take on spain. stadium security got them under control there before anybody made it to the stands. they're waking up this morning in jail and will be deported, officials say. >> that happens to us in the mornings here. and too bad for them, they
that gm has now recalled i think it's 40 million cars. do you have a revised number of deaths from crashes that may have been associated with the faulty ignition switch? do you have a number yet? >> the recall we did on monday, there's no known. >> overall. >> the information that we have as it relates to the cobalt and the population of those vehicles the known number that we have is still 13. >> thank you. recognize mr. dingle now for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman. welcome, miss barra and mr. valukas. we appreciate you being here today. you mr. valukas and your team have compiled a report about serious internal shortcomin kuc that general motors has contributed to the company's failure to report a safety defect in the chevrolet cobalt. i know that mrs. barra serves with grave concern about the report finding, and i look to her and the gm leadership for establishing more responsible and communicated clufs in gm. we all recognize your report is not an end to the investigation. it does include a number of comments on recommendations which i feel gm should commit to implementing i
's corporate culture in response to the recall of millions of def t defective cars. shares of gm ended a fraction lower today. phil lebeau has the latest on g m's own investigation into the ignition switch recall. >> reporter: back on capitol hill to answer questions about faulty ignition switches and the recall of 2.6 million cars, g m's ceo mary barra maintained her company is changing. >> this is not another business challenge. this is a tragic problem that should never have happened and must never happen again. >> reporter: for barra, there were few moments where she was on the hot seat but time and again they are skeptical she can remark the corporate culture, to focus first on safety. >> why the foot dragging? is this typical of g m's investigation sbointo a product concern and how do you intend to change this? >> we have it the way we're working through recalls today. we change that process. it's expedited and the most senior levels of the company are involved and i don't want to do recalls, we'll do what is right for customers and demonstrating it today. >> reporter: gm says 13
more information besides that, including sport too. . >> the news that millions of old g.m. cars had faulty ignition switch threatens to take the shine over the new general motors and it's new ceo. the news has only gotten worse and the company more successful. that's the inside story. >> hello, i'm ray suarez. the information so far is pretty damning. millions of g.m. cars were built with an ignition switch that could easily be flipped off distinguish ises and >> barra testified in april and said she would no more after g.m.'s internal investigation was complete. that report by attorney antone valucas is a scathing indictment of the g.m. culture. >> it's extremely thorough, brutally tough and deeply troubling. it paints a picture of an organization that failed to handle a complex issue in a responsible way. i was deeply saddened and disturbed as i maid the report. we have made a number of decisions, 15 individuals identified in the report are no longer with the company. >> i do say that the culture had a reason why this recall took so long. >> the report talks about the so-called g.
watch all of our programs in our video library at cspan.org. the head of gm was on capitol hill taking questions about the automaker's recall of defective ignition switches. here's part of ceo mary barra's testimony. >> ms. barra, would you like to open? thank you, please full microphone close to you. thank you. you have to turn it on as well. thank you. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i appreciate the chance to appear before you again today on the ignition switch issue. before i proceed with my brief remarks, i want to again express my sympathies to the families that lost loved ones and those, too, who suffered physical injury. i'm ever mindful that we have a special responsibility to them and to those families and the best way to fulfill that responsibility is to fix the problem by putting in place the needed changes to prevent this from ever happening again. when i was here 11 weeks ago, i told you how we intended to proceed with this matter. i promised we would conduct a comprehensive and transparent investigation into the causes of the ignition switch problem. i promised we would shar
dozen complaints about the ignition switches reported. gm's reaction to the problems with ignition switches is what brought ceo mary barra back to capitol hill for the third time in six months. she defended the results of an investigation. into a long delayed recall for millions of unsafe cars. the defects linked to 13 deaths. some house lawmakers were skeptical gm changed its culture to improve safety. >>> announced this week how much i love the world cup. >> great song too. >> all around. love shakira. there have been wild scenes in the stadium in rio. >> wild. 100 chilean fans past the checkpoint, broke down the wall in media room to get their team take on spain. stadium security got them under control before anybody made it to the stand. they're working up this morning. in jail. they will be deported. >> that happens to us in the mornings here. too bad for them they missed chile's two-0 win over spain. spain can't qualify for the next round. yesterday, netherlands eliminated australia with a come from behind win, the score, 3-2. the dutch playing chile next monday. deter men wh
convene this hearing of the oversight and investigation subcommittee entitled the gm ignition switch recall investigation update. i thiank my colleagues and presenters for being here. ms. barra, when you were before this committee almost three months ago you could not answer many of the subcommittee's questions about why it took general motors years to figure out why the air bags in the cobalts, ions, hhrs were not deploying when they should have. it took gm years before finally issuing a safety recall. now mr. valucas has made public his report on the gm fiasco in which he concludes it doesn't appear to be a case of a coverup or a conspiracy. instead, according to mr. valukas's report gm's failure to recall faulty vehicles was a case of incompetence and neglect. perhaps this report should have been subtitled don't assume malfeasance when incompetence will do. i still have questions about whether gm employees knowingly withheld information during previous liability lawsuits. information that could have led to an earlier recall and prevented some of these tragedies from occurring. in
seÑalaron contradicciones entre la investigacin que condujo anton valukas en nombre de gm y la realizada por el congreso. entre ellas, quin sabia de los problemas y cmo y cundo haban sido descubiertos. barra contest que tras su investigacin descubri que algunos empleados ocultaron informacin crtica y que no clasificaron las fallas como un problema de seguridad. afirm que quince empleadosentre ellos ingenieros y abogadosfueron despedidos y asegur haber restructurado los procesos de seguridad y revisin de calidad. candance anderson quien enfrent cargos criminales por el accidente automovilstico en donde falleci su mejor amigo dijo que "gm es el verdadero criminal" antes de la audiencia ella y otros familiares acusaron a gm de negligencia en una conferencia de prensa. contaron con el apoyo de algunos polticos. el senador richard blumenthal dijo que general motors estaba fallando en todos los aspectos. por su parte barra asegur que a finales de este mes dar detalles sobre quienes calificaran para recibir compensacin por daÑos sufridos. "el mes pasado el gobierno mul
expressed disbelief that gm's explanation for why it took 11 years to recall millions of affected vehicles. the defect is blamed for more than a dozen deaths. gm has recalled nearly 18 million cars in the u.s. this year including 3.2 million just this week. >>> budding musicians showcased their talents tonight at the the kimmel center for the performing arts. >> ♪ >> students in the creative music program for jazz performed their end of the season concert, 15 students graduated from the program tonight. sidney kimmel himself was man of the hour at thomas jefferson university. kimmel made official what we reported yesterday, giving $110 million to the university. hundreds of medical personnel, from jefferson were there for the the announcement and they saw a historic change in their institution, the medical school was renamed the sidney kimmel college of medicine at thomas jefferson university. >>> still to come on "action news" tonight, drivers were all a buzz over thousands of bees that swarmed a toll plaza, along the pennsylvania turnpike. >>> and see what happens after an out of contr
people killed say gm employees knew about the problem and should face criminal charges. >> i'm sincerely hoping that they hold the people that knew and did nothing criminally liable. if you or i went out and hurt or killed somebody, we would be held to the full extent of the law. gm shouldn't be held any different. >> reporter: an investigator hired by gm said there is no sign of a cover-up, and gm says it is creating a fund to compensate victims. >>> the new jd power survey ranks porsche as the top performing brand in new car quality. it's the second year in a row porsche has led the pack. jaguar, hyundai, lexus, and toyota followed porsche. they had the fewest problems during the first 90 days of new open. jd power says the worst performers were jeep mitsubishi, f iat and mazda. >>> a cooler pattern will settle in for the final few days of spring. meanwhile, outside our doors at this hour, sort of feels like summer. take a look at 75 in antioch. low 70s still in livermore. in concord, 70 degrees. yeah, kind of feels like a summer evening in some areas. a widespread 50s, low 60s around
was called to testify again before a congressional sub committee. she responded to allegations gm knew about the flaw in ignition switches for more than a decade but failed to recall the cars until recently. 13 people died in an accident allegedly linked to the defect and she said gm failed to manage it in a responsible way. >> i address the entire global workforce about the report. i told our team as bluntly as i knew how that the series of questionable actions and inactions uncovered in the investigation were inexcusable. >> she stressed again that she will not resign until the problems in the company are solved. gm has fired 15 people, including engineers and researchers for failing to report the problem to executives. they also pledged to set up a fund to help victims of the families. but some say top management was not to blame for the problem. >>> they are rushing to clear the hurdles for a tpp pact. chief negotiators for the tpp will gather in vancouver in july for about ten days. ministers from each country had agreed last month to boost momentum for a final deal. officials from japa
of recalls have devalued. she and others want gm to compensate them for that. meantime mary barra returned to capitol hill today to answer questions about the company's handling of the faulty ignition switch recall. she admits the auto maker failed to handle recall in a responsible way. one woman spoke of the 2004 accident that killed her fiance. she was charged with negligent homicide because there were no skid marks. >> for the better part of ten years i have carried this unnecessary guilt that i was the cause of michael's death, that was the cause of a mother, that i was the cause of two innocent girls to cry for their dad who will never come home. i was convicted of a felony when gm was the criminal. >> she is suing gm and asking for punitive damages and for her record to be killed. >>> after michael jace pleaded not guilty to murder charges. he played a police officer on the fx series "the shield". police claim he shot and killed his wife, april, last month while two young children were home. today a judge ordered him to stay away from children and not contact them if released on bail
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